COVID-19 breaking news: NSW cases drop under 1000; Victoria records 567 new cases; Aviation cash boost

COVID-19 breaking news: NSW cases drop under 1000; Victoria records 567 new cases; Aviation cash boost

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live feedBy Joe Attanasio 20 Sep 2021 07:58

That concludes our live breaking COVID-19 news blog for today, Monday, September 20.

The Delta variant continued its spread across the country today, but some small but promising signs were noted in NSW.

The state recorded 935 new local cases – the first time in more than three weeks that numbers had dipped under 1000 – as well as four deaths.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian today fronted the media and said that while it was too early to celebrate the apparent declining cases, the results were pleasing.

NSW also hit 82 per cent single-dose vaccinations overnight, marking another milestone reached.

Riot police were forced to step in to disperse hundreds of riled up construction workers who gathered outside the CFMEU Melbourne office.

Thanks for staying with us today while we bring you live rolling coronavirus coverage; we’ll be back again tomorrow morning.

By Serena Seyfort 20 Sep 2021 07:22

Riot police have been forced to step in to disperse hundreds of riled up construction workers who gathered outside the CFMEU Melbourne office, protesting COVID-19 restrictions.

In response, the union declared it won’t be intimated by “extremists”.

Heavily-armoured police approached the crowd about 4pm after the workers were seen kicking in the glass entrance to the Elizabeth Street building in Melbourne’s CBD and brawling, almost seven hours since the protest began.

Videos on social media show the workers, many of which are unmasked, gathered around the entrance to the office throughout the day while chanting, yelling and throwing items.

By Joe Attanasio20 Sep 2021 06:52

By Joe Attanasio20 Sep 2021 06:42

By Chris O’Keefe 20 Sep 2021 06:23

By 9News Staff20 Sep 2021 06:14

Used car prices are going up as people turn to near-new purchases, with a supply chain “bottleneck” leading to months-long waits for new vehicles.

Mid-year data released by Moody’s Analytics showed used vehicle prices rose 23 percent from April to June.

Although Moody’s predicted a price slowdown in the latter half of the year, Drive.com.au national motoring editor Joshua Dowling told nine.com.au people were still paying a premium for used cars – though he warned that it wasn’t a way for vendors to get rich quick.

By Melanie Earley20 Sep 2021 06:06

A New Zealand pair has been arrested after allegedly trying to cross the border into Auckland with NZ$100,000 ($97,106.64) in cash and a “boot full” of KFC.

A police spokesperson said the two gang associates were caught trying to enter Auckland’s southern boundary on Sunday.

Officers allegedly noticed a suspicious looking car travelling on a gravel road and upon seeing the police car, the drive did a U-turn and sped off.

By 9News Staff20 Sep 2021 06:03

By Henry Cooke20 Sep 2021 05:58

Auckland will move to COVID-19 alert level three at 11.59pm tomorrow for at least two weeks, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The city has been in level four for almost five weeks, the longest stretch of level four experienced in the whole pandemic.

Ms Ardern said level four had been necessary to stop the outbreak exploding into thousands of cases, but level three was now appropriate.

By Chris O’Keefe20 Sep 2021 05:46

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